For our prompt of “Carousel” today, my mind leapt back to being a kid and riding on one. Of course, this wasn’t really all that simple. Because, the first thing I had to do was choose which horse, or other more
Your ramble today reminded me of a story I heard recently about a rodeo clown who takes a retired rodeo bull to visit at Senior Centers and retirement homes. He offers rides and a surprising number of the seniors take him up on it. I think it’s a bit of what you were talking about today. They just go at a slow walk down the hall, but it’s that feeling that they’re doing something daring that makes them feel like they are returning to their younger days.
There is a place here in Wisconsin called The House on the Rock which is filled with oddities. It has a full size carousel in one area. If you stand in the right place and stare at it, you suddenly get the optical illusion that you and the room are spinning and the carousel looks like it is standing still.
Fantastic Charlie. In the UK we call these gallopers. I have memories of riding on the horse with my mum, at the fair that came to our city on 20th October every year. At the open air museum I’ve mentioned on here a couple of times, they have a vintage and steam weekend in the summer. Every year I ride the gallopers.
I love it! I love it because, like you said, it’s just a bunch of dots of paints. You just taught a lot of us, the magic of paint. It is amazing how paint can change a sketch. I rode on two carousels in November. King Arthur’s carousel in DL and Jessie’s Roundup in DCA. Two completely different experiences that I enjoyed. If you ever get to DL, you need to ride Jingles. That is Mrs. Disney’s horse. When the attraction stops, it lines up in the same spot every time. Go to the left, a quarter way around. It is the one with the faux bells. You will feel the magic the minute you hope on. 😉 Google it!
Thanks so much, Sarah! 😃💕 I’m so thrilled you enjoy my posts! And as for people asking if we’re still DOing it… yeah… it used to bother me as well. It was a sure sign they didn’t follow me or care to check out what I was making. But then it realized, it was something else… a fascination with anyone who manages to keep at something through sheer passion. It’s a rare gift as it turns out, so we should be very proud indeed! 😉
Wonderful work and your rambling really touched me today! I experienced quite A eye opening when I started to look at reference photos for carousels it led me to save so many photos for future work and starting my creative mind working overtime.. your prompts and the inspiration found in this site really are just too marvellous for words… they help me to get to that playful child place thank for that! BTW you see I figured out how to comment on the fantastic works in the newsfeed!
Thanks so much, Susan! 😃💕 Yay! Your comment touched my heart. It’s exactly what I hoped I could make happen with Doodlewash. I just wanted to create a fun space to imagine, create and play! So we could inspire each other. Everyone has something to teach us, even when we’re on the playground. 😉
For our prompt of “Icicles” today, I decided to toss in a squirrel as well. Today, in my part of the world, it actually warmed up and was raining most of the day, but ice is normally more likely this time of year.
So long as the electricity doesn’t go out, an ice storm is a lovely thing to behold. We had a bit of one this past fall. Maybe October? I love all the shiny trees. Plus I never have any where to go, so I don’t worry about the roads, or walking on it.
It’s getting to be dinner time here, so I have to see what’s in the fridge. I was looking at a cooking blog and they were talking about red beans and rice which I used to make, and suddenly I had to have some, so next time Joe goes to the store, that’s on the list.
Although we’re thousands of miles apart, we kind of have similar weather in common. We’re not used to winter rains in Bangladesh. Things get very difficult for the people on the streets. Rickshaw pullers are hit hard with cold and rains. But thanks to our ready-made garment industry, people don’t die of cold like they used to several years back. It’s nice to see that almost everyone has warm clothes on.
My niece is vacationing in Key West at the moment and I tried to get her to send us some sun in return for some of our rain, but she wouldn’t do it. So like you, we’re enjoying wet weather. Kind of normal for us, year ’round – it just gets colder this time of year.
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